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6th form students explore the world of work

Pure innovations in conjunction with The Careers and Enterprise company have supported organising a number of work related learning trips for different groups of 6thform students.

Transport for Greater Manchester welcomed 8 of our students to its head office. Here they provided a tour of the printing room, warehouse and offices, described a typical working day and set up a number of activities including using specialist computers and printers to label bus stops.

The staff were welcoming and engaging and the students thoroughly enjoyed the day. We even bumped into an ex pupil who is now working in the office for TFGM!

A group of students will be going to the Rowlinsons Knitwear Factory at the end of November and Australasia in January.

Many thanks to Pure Innovations for organising these discovery days.

Interviews For New Student Leaders

Michelle Bennett from Cedar Mount joined Dean Beddows, Julie Barnett and the Melland Student Leaders in interviewing 11 prospective candidates to become our new student leaders.

The candidates were selected from over 20 applicants who filled in an expression of interest application and they all interviewed with confidence.

Thanks to all the Melland tutors who prepared them so well for their interviews, they certainly did you proud. After much discussion and debate amongst the Student Leaders, three candidates were selected and will join the team for their next meeting. They are Saracen, Lily and Kias.

As a result of this collaboration between Melland and Cedar Mount Student Leaders we are making plans for new and exciting future joint projects. Also a big thanks to Ann Dimelow Head of Catering at GEV for updating the Student Leader team on the new recycling plans to be implemented.

Manchester Sumdog Competition

Seven classes from Melland High School participated in the Greater Manchester Sumdog competition where students faced other schools online answering as many maths questions as possible.

The competition took place over five school days, involved 33 classes and 598 students across Manchester who managed to correctly answer 127, 752 questions between them!

All students played brilliantly during lessons, breaks and at home which saw 16 Melland students in the top 100 and 3E and 4D winning the daily prize on two separate occasions.

Special mention goes to the whole of 3E for finishing second in the competition and particularly Kais Smith who finished 7th out of 598 students who competed in Manchester. Well done Kais!

MHS 6th Form Cinema Visit

On Tuesday morning 6th form students had the opportunity to visit our local cinema, the Showcase Cinema in Belle Vue. This was part of the IntoFilm Festival which is the largest youth-focused film festival in the world! After six successful years, the Into Film Festival offered a variety of film opportunities.

We opted for Wonder Park as the festival offered an assortment of resources that promoted literacy, numeracy and PSHE. As well as being inclusive to SEN and autism-friendly, the IntoFilm Festival had something to offer everyone. A mix of abilities travelled to the cinema and had a fantastic experience. For some it was the first time they had experienced going to the cinema and were very excited at the opportunity. This is the second year we have participated in the IntoFilm festival and have also accessed the film club through the same organisation. Students have not only learnt how to appreciate film by looking at film language and how the story is told but also to review and share with others.

Renee “It was a really good experience and great to go to the cinema with my friends”

Corey “The film was really good, I hope we can do it again”

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50 Wembley Road, Gorton, Manchester, M18 7DT
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